Certified Flight Instructor

Romeoville, IL 60446
Post Date:
August 02, 2019
Job Status:


Certified Flight Instructor

The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) CFI is responsible to the Chief of Pilot Training for teaching flight laboratories and Ground School as assigned, according to FAA approved syllabi. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.


  • Teach individual flight lessons exactly as indicated in the appropriate FAA approved flight course – Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI-A, CFI-I, Multi-engine, and CFI-ME.
  • Teach aviation ground school, etc.
  • Write and revise syllabi as required.
  • Act as an Instructor on Duty when requested.
  • Attend CFI/Ground Instructor meetings.
  • Perform other duties as required by Chief of Pilot Training or designated representative.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at http://www.lewisu.edu

Minimum Qualifications

B.S. Degree with the following minimum hours of flight time: Total 500 CFI-A 100 Hour requirements form FAR 141 school preferred. CFI-I 50. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must possess manual and finger dexterity. Must be able to critically analyze flight student weaknesses and make recommendations for improvement. Must be self-motivated and able to delegate involving evening and weekend hours. CERTIFICATES AND RATINGS: Commercial Instrument Airplane Single and Multi-engine Land CFI – Airplanes CFI – Instrument CFI – Multi-engine (preferred).

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/4772

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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